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Celebrate our 21st Anniversary

Our 21st Anniversary Celebration is Going Virtual

Given the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Maine and the heightened risks posed by the delta variant, we made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person event at Maple Hill Farm and host a virtual gathering on September 9 instead. We are very disappointed to not be able to gather in person, but we know that this is the right decision for the safety of our members.

Our virtual Anniversary Celebration will be from 6:00 to 7:30pm on September 9. Please register via Zoom to attend our virtual celebration: 

Register to Attend Virtual Celebration

If you have already purchased tickets for this event, we hope you will convert your ticket purchase into a donation to Friends. We will of course provide a full refund upon request. Please contact Aaron at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like a refund. We will be reaching out shortly to all registered guests with instructions about how to attend the virtual event. 

Event Details

We will gather virtually on the evening of September 9, 2021 to honor our past and celebrate the future of our forever wild mission. Our Presidents will tell the story of Friends of Baxter State Park over the past 21 years, offering highlights, anecdotes, and gratitude to our founding members for their vision.

We are honored to announce that Maine Governor Janet T. Mills is planning to offer recorded remarks during the program. 

Many thanks to our committees:

Host Committee

Ellen Baum*, Barbara Bentley, Steve Cartwright, Holly Dominie, Richard Emmel, Don Hudson, Charlie Jacobi*, Richard Klain*, David Little, David Loeb, Josie Quintrell, Carla Richie, Steuart Thomsen*, Linda Thomsen, and Howard Whitcomb*

*Planning Committee

Download a special Zoom background for the meeting!

Kidney Pond


Kidney Pond Library


Katahdin Lake Porch

Katahdin Lake

Slaughter Pond


Thank you to our sponsors!